This is one of those surreal moments in life, the likes of which no geek wants to experience.
While writing up a short piece for the the awesome first trailer for Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, I went to find out when this exciting new series was going to finally premiere. The answer I found was: never. It’s being reported that Syfy has decided NOT to move forward with the show after years of development.
As it turns out, the “trailer” was just a demo reel set to Trent Reznor and Karen O’s “Immigrant Song” cover from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that was shown at WonderCon. Syfy apparently thought it over for a long time, but ultimately decided it was not in their best interest (who cares what the fans want, right?) to continue forward with the property as a series. This might not, however, mean that we’ll never see Blood & Chrome.
You can read why there’s still some hope to see this and check out the fast-paced first “trailer” by clicking on over to the other side now.
We haven’t heard a whole lot about the new TV series based on The Incredible Hulk currently being developed by Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick. And, unfortunately, we’ll have to continue waiting for something juicy.
But Mr. del Toro did take the time out of working on his next film, Pacific Rim, to drop a little update on Del Toro Films, the writer, director, and producer’s official fansite.
It’s a big week for BBC America. Not only is the hype running fast and loud for the upcoming season of Doctor Who launching this weekend, but the channel made the official announcement yesterday that they have acquired a fan-favorite series, the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. BBC America has signed a deal with NBC Universal to air the two-part miniseries that launched in 2004, as well as Seasons 1 through 4.
The reimagined series, which had its initial run on the Syfy Channel from 2003 to 2009, was executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick and starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park and British actor Jamie Bamber.
The Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series box set on DVD and Blu-ray for 60% off.
Note, this sale is valid only for today, Tuesday November 30, until midnight PST while supplies last.
The DVD is discounted to $80.99 (down from the list price of $199.98), while the Blu-ray set is $119.99 (down from the list price of $299.98).
Also, for today only, buy either BSG set along with Caprica: Season 1.0 DVD, which is $32.99, and you will save an additional $8 off the entire cost. (Savings will be reflected when you add both items to your Shopping Cart.)
Both the BSG Blu-ray and DVD box sets contain all four seasons of the television series, as well as television movie Battlestar Galactica – The Plan, and include a host of bonus materials.
If the initial news that ABC Studios and Marvel TV were developing a new live-action television series based on the comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk, wasn’t enough to have you jumping up and down with excitement, well…this just might help.
Deadline is reporting that visual mastermind Guillermo del Toro and David Eick, who helped create, develop, write, and produce Battlestar Galactica with Ronald D. Moore, are joining creative forces to help bring this new Incredible Hulk incarnation to life.
The duo will work together to craft the perfect pilot storyline, which Eick will write the script for and del Toro might just direct…if his ridiculous schedule allows him to, of course. Del Toro will also oversee the design of the Hulk himself, and how they’ll take previous versions of the character and utilize them in creating their own vision of the massive, green hero. Even better, word is that the Hulk will not be all CGI as we’re used to seeing in movies these days. Instead, they’ll use a combination of prosthetics, CGI, and puppetry to attempt to deliver the ultimate new visual embodiment of this intimidating force.